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Olympus-e-pl5.33749448
9.2 out of 10

Olympus E-PL5

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Overall 10
10

Great camera

Erin, B&H Photo
3 days ago
  • Excerpt: I already use the E-PL3 for my underwater work and love it, it is so easy to use so I am expecting the E-PL5 to be just as well. I have only used the E-PL5 on land so far but really like.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable
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Overall 6
6.0

amateur photographer

Anonymous4, B&H Photo
7 days ago
  • Excerpt: Excellent image quality with fast autofocus. The downer is a confusing, confounding, and frustrating menu system that after hours of work, I have not come close to mastering. You must purchase the electronic viewfinder, because the LCD viewfinder is impossible to use under direct sunlight.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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Overall 4
4.0

Awesome Camera When it Works

TylerG, B&H Photo
1 week ago
  • Excerpt: I an ex-pro photographer turned backpacking guide. My gear goes into the backcountry with me regularly, and needs to work no matter what. I've owned all Canon's for the past 10 years. I decided to give the Olympus PL5 a try, because I was looking for a small but powerful camera, and I was intriqued by the pro level lenses. I used the camera for 2 months without any problems, and issuing non stop recommendations to people.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
  • Cons: Broken Shutter, Faulty Battery
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Overall 10
10

Very good little camera

Beikokunotora, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Serious amateur photo guy looking for a compact camera to replace my ailing Powershot. Looked at all micro 4/3s and soon was down to Panasonic and Olympus due to the lens selection. Wanted to keep the cost of the body down so overlooked some really nice LUMIX and PEN-P5 as the sensor and controllers looked similar in features.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lcd Can Be Rotated, Lightweight, Low Light Sensitivity, Noise Algo Best In Class, Picture quality
  • Cons: Body Needs Bigger Grip, Body Too Small, Does Not Include Evf, Kit Lens Is Plastic, Menu System A Bit Complex
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Overall 10
10

Excellent interchangeable lens camera

Doctor J, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: very good lightweight camera. use included handgrip if you have medium or larger handsmany settings allow artistic effects to be done by beginnersslightly slow autofocus in low light or fast moving subject
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
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Overall 10
10

One Year In: Love It!

Mr. Z, Amazon
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: Big fan of Olympus cameras, going back to my first real camera, an OM-1 I bought in 1978 (and still have). Had been keeping my eye on this family of cameras for a while now and finally pulled the trigger a year ago. Also purchased the 40-150mm lens. I've been really happy with this new little rig. Small and light, so, packs easily into a small camera bag I have for hiking. Or my Patagonia MLC travel bag and not take up much space.
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Overall 10
10

a truly superb digital camera

Kenneth G., Amazon
23 June 2014
  • Summary: awesome, a great addition to my ep3.this little camera feels good and functions very well.It creates a beautiful image and removable screen is very useful.
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Overall 10
10

A perfect balance

Chuck, B&H Photo
1 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I researched cameras for a long time. I chose the E-PL5 based on the specs and the experience of friends and family. I have switched from Sony NEX to Olympus based on the lens available. The articulating display and the manual selection knob helped me choose this over the E-PM2. The build quality is phenomenal. I added an Oly 17mm f1.8 lens and it is awesome. Highly recommended.
  • Pros: Articulating Display, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, In Camera Stabilization, Manual Selection Knob, Rugged
  • Cons: Kit Lens Is Ok, Menu Is Hard To Navigate
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Overall 10
10

Great replacement for DSLR

fusio, Amazon
22 May 2014
  • Summary: I bought this camera and extra lenses when my Nikon d80 broke down. I wanted something less bulky and Olympus fits the bill perectly. I havent found anything that is lacking, picture quality is equally high, it does everything Nikon did and actually much more. There is a reasonable selection of lenses available as well.
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Overall 10
10

Great walk around camera

Adorama
20 May 2014
  • Excerpt: I purched this as a second camera, I recently bought a OMD EM-1 and was very happy with that purchase. I love this little camera, I find myself leaving the EM-1 in my bag and using this one a lot of the time.. Great IQ and relatively simple to use (after reading the manual).. I found that I needed an electronic viewfinder to use it in bright sunlight.. I would purchase this camera again, it is fun to use...
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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